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Lawsuits filed over drinking water in South Carolina after CNN report

Nov 21, 2018 , CNN Health
Two lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents of Denmark, South Carolina, where a CNN investigation revealed that a chemical was being added to the water supply for 10 years without EPA approval....
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Perspectives: Federal Policy On Marijuana Is Badly Broken; Canada’s New Cannabis Law Now Allows Researchers To Study Effects On Body, Brain

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on the benefits of medical and recreational...
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Florida's opioid lawsuit against CVS and Walgreens takes aim at distributors with deep pockets

Nov 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Florida lawsuit accuses the drug stores and pharmaceutical distributors of playing as big a role in the proliferation of opioid addiction as the drug manufacturers of OxyContin and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than...
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In Theory, Efforts To Curb Smoking Could Offer Template For Reducing Alcohol Deaths. But Reality Is More Murky.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Many roadblocks stand in the way to effectively addressing what has ballooned into a major public health crisis. "It's just so socially acceptable, especially among the people who write the laws," says Boston University professor David Jernigan. "It's the drug of choice and incredibly normalized for upper income people in the USA." In other public health news: the flu shot, contraception, scientific experiments, holiday eating, malaria, screen time for kids, and...
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Atrium Health ERISA lawsuit exposes gray area for pensions

Nov 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Attorneys say whether a not-for-profit health system qualifies as a governmental entity that's exempt from federal rules on pension plans is still a gray...
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U.S. judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

Nov 21, 2018 , Reuters
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights....
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A Unique New York Law Allows State To Collect Taxes From Opioid Makers To Defray Cost Of Crisis. Companies Are Not Happy About It.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state has sent the companies bills totaling about $600 million under the new Opioid Stewardship Act. In other news from the drug epidemic: pharmacists are trained on dispensing naloxone; a company hikes the price of an anti-overdose drug by 600 percent; Rhode Island develops a strategy to get prisoners effective addiction treatment; bixsexual women are more prone to misusing prescription opioids; and...
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CHS settles lawsuit against former CEO of Fort Wayne hospitals

Nov 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Community Health Systems has settled a lawsuit against the former CEO of its Fort Wayne, Ind., subsidiary, Lutheran Health Network, more than a year after it alleged the CEO used confidential information to lure a competitor to the Fort Wayne...
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Parsing Policy: States Need To Refrain From Requiring Coverage Mandates; No Time For Dems To Waste On Improving Health Care

Nov 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on the health...
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North Carolina-Based Hospital System Atrium Health Settles Antitrust Lawsuit With Justice Department

Nov 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The suit is part of a broader trend of regulators more carefully scrutinizing contracts between hospital systems and health insurers to prevent insurers from steering patients to certain health care providers. Hospital news comes out of Texas, Illinois and Massachusetts, as well....
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Social media posts by marijuana companies may have teen appeal

Nov 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, cannabis companies are forbidden by law from making social media posts that appeal to youngsters, that encourage overconsumption and that suggest the drug has curative properties....
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Viewpoints: Since Doctors Fight To Save Shooting Victims, It’s Also Our Job To Advocate For Gun Laws; Borrow Ideas From Cleaning Up Other Disasters

Nov 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views on these public health issues and...
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CMS tells Congress federal law inhibits use of telehealth for seniors

Nov 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Federal laws are preventing greater use of telehealth, according to a CMS report sent to Congress on...
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Opioid Defendants Say Plaintiffs Stonewalling Them On Crucial Evidence

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
A looming showdown over evidence could determine the future path of more than 1,000 opioid lawsuits concentrated in federal court in...
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Stricter state gun laws linked to fewer child deaths from gunshot wounds

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Twice as many U.S. children die from gunshot wounds in states with lax gun laws, compared to those with stricter rules, researchers told the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Orlando, Florida....
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Local Ties In Suit Against Opioid Manufacturer Makes Case Personal For New Jersey Officials

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that New Jersey says minimized the risks of opioid addiction in its marketing messages is based in the state. “It is especially troubling that so much of the alleged misconduct took place right here in our own backyard,”said Gurbir Grewal, the New Jersey attorney general, at a news conference announcing the legal action. “New Jersey’s pharmaceutical industry is the envy of the world, with a long history of developing vital, lifesaving drugs. But we...
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Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades For Delaware, D.C., North Dakota Are Worst Among 2,600 Facilities

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While hospitals in Texas, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and Massachusetts have the the highest percentage of "A" graded hospitals. Leapfrog grades are based on 28 factors, including responsiveness of staff, doctor procedures and outcome measures....
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Many Pharmacies Don't Follow Opioid Antidote Law

Nov 14, 2018 , WebMD
Many pharmacies need to be taught about the law that allows them to give out the opioid antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study...
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Many U.S. drugstores fail to provide naloxone for opioid overdoses

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Despite state laws expanding access to the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, two U.S. studies suggest many pharmacies don't stock the drug or make it easily available to people who need it....
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Oscar Accuses Florida Blue Cross Of Broker Monopoly In Obamacare Sales

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Oscar Health filed a lawsuit against Florida Blue, accusing it of forcing brokers to sell its policies via "exclusive"...
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